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Is Australia on the Wrong Track?

July 21, 2014

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended many of his government’s reforms by invoking the American model of cutbacks on spending. That's deeply ironic, given that America's economic model hasn't been working for most Americans.

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Tunisia's Fight for Democracy

April 8, 2014

Sharon Kahn

The new Prime Minister explains how revolution is leading to freedom and a country of laws. Next up: Free elections and the beginnings of prosperity.

Topics: News Makers, Economic Policy, Global Investing, Africa | Read Article

Everything is Political

February 28, 2014

Charles Calomiris & Stephen Haber

Bank crises are the product of governments, not market events, say Charles Calomiris and Stephen Haber in their new book.

Topics: United States, Economic Policy | Read Article

Predicting (or Not) the Future of the World Economy

February 11, 2014

One old saying among finance wonks is it’s easier to predict the past than it is the future. Some of the world’s leading economists spar with the editor of Foreign Affairs to attempt to do both.

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The Changing of the Monetary Guard

August 16, 2013

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Leaders at many central banks are departing to mixed reviews. Can their successors chart a new course?

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Hopes and False Hopes in China's Interest Rate Reform

June 27, 2013

Shang-Jin Wei

The Chinese central bank has recently hinted that it will quicken the pace of interest rate reforms. But more is needed to make the country’s economy truly market-determined, says Shang-Jin Wei.

Topics: Economic Policy, China, Global Investing | Read Article

What the Trade Numbers Hide

May 6, 2013

Shang-Jin Wei

Everything isn’t what it seems when it comes to trade imbalances. Chazen Director Shang-Jin Wei looks behind the numbers.

Topics: Economic Policy | Read Article

Acemoglu Talks Turkey

May 11, 2013

One of the world’s most noted economists — and coauthor of the prize-winning bestseller “Why Nations Fail” — offers an insider’s view of a turbulent region.

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A Global Solution to Monetary Policies

April 11, 2013

Jose Antonio Ocampo

What helps the United States can hurt emerging markets. José Antonio Ocampo, former under-secretary-general of the United Nations, argues for a unified approach that will benefit everyone.

Topics: United States, The Middle-Income Trap, News Makers, Economic Policy, Latin America | Read Article

Japan's Three Economic Arrows

April 9, 2013

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz argues that Japan could become one of the few rays of light in an otherwise gloomy advanced-economy landscape.

Topics: Economic Policy, Asia | Read Article